Teres I

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Teres I (Ancient Greek, "Τήρης"), (reigned 460[1]-445 BC) was the first king of the Odrysian state of Thrace. Teres, who united the 40 or more Thracian tribes under one banner, was well known for his military abilities and spent much of his life on the battlefield. He died during a military campaign in 445 BC. Historians argue it was against the Triballi, a Thracian tribe occupying a large amount of land to the north of Thrace. He was succeeded by his second son, Sitalces, who seemed to have taken on his father's fighting prowess and used all the tribes to wage war with Macedon.

Teres Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, is named for Teres.


  1. ^ The Thracians 700 BC-AD 46 (Men-at-Arms) by Christopher Webber and Angus McBride, 2001, ISBN 1-84176-329-2, page 5
Teres I
Born: Unknown Died: 445 BC
Preceded by
King of Thrace
460–445 BC
Succeeded by